Cycling: Clevedon members enjoy time trial tests

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 April 2019

Clevedon & District Road Club's Tommy Barlow (pic Pete Davis)

Clevedon & District Road Club's Tommy Barlow (pic Pete Davis)

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Clevedon & District Road Club members have made a flying start to the new time-trial season.

Events were held at 10 and 25 miles and Tommy Barlow and Gareth Jones began their campaigns over the shorter distance at Cwmcarn.

On a blustery day, Barlow clocked 22.35 with Jones close behind in 23.04 as professional rider Scott Davies won in 19.23.

Davies rides for Team Dimension Data, where he counts Mark Cavendish as a team-mate, and had just returned home from one of France's most prestigious stage races, the Paris Nice.

Barlow and Jones were back in the saddle in Wales for a 25-mile event, where a strong wind and cold conditions were not helpful.

Only two seconds separated the clubmates, with Barlow home first in 56.11 as the duo posted average speeds of over 26mph.

Jon Gall joined Jones for another 25-mile event, where conditions were windier than before, and clocked 57.37 to finish 65 seconds behind his clubmate.

The club's weekly 10mile time trial series starts on Tuesday May 7 and, following the demise of other local events, this is one of the only club time trials available in the area.

You do not need to be a member of CDRC to enter and all abilities are welcome to ridee.

A new road bike category has been added for 2018 and races will start at 7pm from the layby next to the pond in Kenn.

Visit cdrc.cc and the club's facebook page for updates.

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